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Review: Coming Into View: Eric Watt’s photographs of Glasgow

At the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, the city of Glasgow is exposed in a joyous and sensitiveway. The amateur Glaswegian photographer Eric Watt was nearly unknown before this exhibition and its companion book, Coming Into View: Eric Watt’s Photographs of Glasgow, written by Isobel McDonald and Alison Brown. The exhibition displays a selection of […]

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RE KNEWED Exhibition January 2022

“We are the Edi Gallery Society, a relatively new society at Edinburgh University that is centred around hosting Art Exhibitions, promoting student artists, and allowing students the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the Art world. Most recently we have hosted our second (and biggest yet) exhibition ‘RE-KNEW-ED’ which showed over 50 different artist works […]

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Review: Through the Female Gaze – women and work in Italy since the 1950s

According to Laura Mulvey, the world is perceived through a male gaze: a gaze that frames femme presenting individuals and women as sexual objects independently from the gender of the person looking. Scholars thus wondered whether the emancipation of a female subject in art could be achieved through the mediation of a female gaze. I […]

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A unique collaboration: fashion and Eddie’s seafood market

This article was originally submitted on the 28th March Final year fashion student at ECA Isabelle Taylor, she/her, @is4belle.t, is working towards their graduate collection, on show in London Fashion Week June 2022.  In my quest to be sustainable and innovative, whilst taking advantage of the natural resources available in the coastal city of Edinburgh, […]

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Studio Interview with Intermedia artist Jamie Spillett

This article was originally submitted on the 27th March Jamie Spillett (he/they) is a final year Intermedia BA student specialising in photography, sound and installations. His research is concerned with queer identity, masculinities and representation in media. @jamiespillett Can you explain a bit about your intermedia art practice? I started this year really interested in queer […]

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‘In Another Tongue’

This article was originally submitted on the 15th March Review of ‘In Another Tongue’, event at the Talbot Rice Gallery, 3rd March ‘Such ordinary events are poems in another tongue and no translation possible’  – David Malouf In Another Tongue was posited as a ‘creative response’ to Angelica Mesiti’s Exhibition In the Round, which has […]

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Venice Biennale, Russia and Ukraine: The big, the bad and the innocent

“There is no place for art when civilians are dying under the fire of missiles when citizens of Ukraine are hiding in shelters when Russian protesters are getting silenced.” Alexandra Sukhareva and Kirill Savchenkov   Wealthy art collectors, hungry art dealers and eager auction houses looking for the next Phyllida Barlow will all gather at the […]

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Is it just a bunch of wank?

CW: Sexual Content A student at the ECA has been the latest victim in a long history of artistic censorship: that is one way of looking at the controversy that has recently arisen at the Edinburgh College of Art. An alternative narrative could see the dispute between Maciek Kosc (he/him) and the school as a […]